Cal Poly professor sexually assaulted student, lawsuit alleges

A Cal Poly instructor who was known by administrators to have a history of sexual misconduct told a female student with whom he was meeting in his office to take off her clothes and run naked through campus halls, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. The teacher also inappropriately touched the student and tried to persuade her to let him hypnotize her, the suit alleges. Read More …

Sheriff recommends molestation charges against Nipomo wrestling coach

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has recommended that SLO County prosecutors file sexual molestation charges against the former girls wrestling coach at Nipomo High School. [Tribune] Justin Magdaleno, a Read More …

California spent thousands on sexual harassment suits against judges

Amid a flurry of sexual harassment cases in the California Legislature, a record request has revealed the state’s court system has been settling sexual harassment complaints against judges and staffers. [LA Times]

Over the last seven years, the state Judicial Council has paid more than $500,000 to settle sexual harassment cases. Read More …

Paso Robles teacher demoted after reporting sexual harassment, lawsuit alleges

A Paso Robles teacher who reported reported that a male colleague inappropriately touched two female students and used a racial slur in class has sued the district. After reporting the allegations, the teacher faced harassment and was ultimately demoted, according to a lawsuit. Read More …

California pays out $25 million in sexual harassment cases over three years

The state of California has paid more than $25 million to settle sexual harassment cases over the last three fiscal years. [Sacramento Bee] Over the three-year period, California settled 92 sexual Read More …

Ex-Santa Maria pastor accused of using his position to satisfy his sexual fetishes

A former Santa Maria pastor who stepped down from his position last year allegedly sexually harassed, battered and assaulted a female church goer, according to a lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara County court. The lawsuit also names the ex-pastor’s wife, who, too, was a pastor at the church, alleging she aided her husband’s sexual exploitation of women. Read More …